Imprint & Data Protection

Our lawyers are all listed with the Bar Association of Tyrol.

As such they are subject to the following professional codes:

Austrian Lawyers’ Regulations (Rechtsanwaltsordnung, RAO)
European Economic Area (EEA) Lawyers’ Act (EWR-Rechtsanwaltsgesetz 1992, EWR-RAG 1992)
Lawyers’ Examination Code (Rechtsanwaltsprüfungsgesetz, RAPG)
Code of Professional Conduct (Standesrichtlinien für die Berufsausübung, RL-BA )
Directive on the Training of Candidate Lawyers (Richtlinie für die Ausbildung von Rechtsanwaltsanwärtern, RL-RAA
Lawyers’ Tariff Act (Rechtsanwaltstarifgesetz, RATG)
Autonomous Fee Criteria for Lawyers’ Fees (Autonome Honorar-Kriterien, AHK)
Disciplinary Act for Lawyers and Candidate Lawyers (Disziplinarstatut für Rechtsanwälte und Rechtsanwaltsanwärter, DSt)

Detailed information can be found on the site of the Austrian Bar Association www.oerak.or.at

 

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Data Protection Declaration

1. General

This data protection declaration informs users of the website www.lawfirm.at (hereinafter the “website”) and other parties concerned within the meaning of the GDPR, particularly clients, about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the law firm Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partners, Maria-Theresien-Str. 24, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

Personal data is all data that contains details of personal or factual circumstances, for example a name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth, age, gender, social security number, video recording, photo, or voice recording of an individual, or biometric data such as fingerprints. It may also include sensitive data, such as health data or data relating to criminal proceedings.

2. Your Rights

When the processing of specific data is legitimate based on the consent of the individual concerned, consent may be revoked at any time, also in part, in an e-mail to office@lawfirm.at  or in writing to the contact address below (point 13).

Furthermore, every data subject has the right to information about personal data concerning him, to data portability, to correction or deletion of personal data as well as to restriction of or objection to the processing of his personal data, unless this is contrary to the confidentiality of a lawyer. The user can exercise these rights by sending an e-mail to office@lawfirm.at or in writing to the contact address below (point 13), unless this is contrary to legal confidentiality.

Finally, the user has a right of complaint to the Austrian Data Protection Authority (Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Vienna, dsb@dsb.gv.at , www.dsb.gv.at).

Notwithstanding the deletion details given below for the individual data processing, deletion shall not take place insofar as the personal data to be deleted is used for other processing purposes (e.g. self-advertising) in accordance with this data protection declaration.

3. Data Security

Your personal data is protected by appropriate organizational and technical precautions. These precautions concern in particular protection from unauthorised, illegal or also accidental access, processing, loss, misuse and manipulation.

Notwithstanding all efforts to maintain a consistently high level of care, the possibility cannot be excluded that information that you provide to us via the Internet or electronically may be viewed and used by others.

Please note that we therefore accept no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission and/or unauthorised access by third parties not caused by us (e.g. hacking of email accounts or telephone, interception of faxes).

4. Use of Data

Only such personal data is collected which is necessary to carry out and provide our legal services or other business transactions or which you have voluntarily made available to us.

Personal data will only be processed and transmitted by us in a lawful manner – in particular to fulfil contractual obligations, on the basis of overriding legitimate interests, on the basis of a public interest or a legal obligation or on the basis of a consent.

We will therefore not process the data provided to us for purposes other than those covered by the mandate contract, other contracts or by your consent or otherwise by a provision in accordance with the GDPR (e.g. self-advertisement in the sense of point 9). This does not apply to the use for statistical purposes, provided that the data provided has been made anonymous.

5. Transfer of Data to Third Parties

In order to fulfil your mandate it may also be necessary to pass on your data to third parties (e.g. counterparties, substitutes, insurance companies, service providers to whom we make data available, etc.) courts or authorities. Your data will only be forwarded on the basis of the GDPR, in particular in order to fulfil your mandate or with your prior consent.

Furthermore, note that within the framework of our legal representation and support, we will regularly receive your factual and case-related information from third parties.

Some of the above recipients of your personal data are outside your country or process your personal data there. The level of data protection in other countries may not be the same as in Austria. However, we only transfer your personal data to such countries if either the EU Commission has decided that they have an adequate level of data protection or if we conclude standard contractual clauses (2010/87/EC and/or 2004/915/EC) or if there is another reason for authorisation ISd Art 44 ff GDPR (e.g. your informed consent).

6. Notice of Data Leaks

We make every effort to ensure that data breaches are detected at an early stage and, if necessary, reported immediately to you or the responsible supervisory authority, taking into account the respective data categories that are affected.

7. Storage of Data

We will not keep data longer than is necessary to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations and to avert any liability claims, unless the data is also processed for other legitimate purposes (e.g. self-advertisement within the meaning of point 9) In the latter case the data will be deleted when the purpose lapses.

8. Server Log Files

In order to optimize this website in terms of system performance, user-friendliness and provision of useful information about our services, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes your Internet protocol address (IP address), browser and language setting, operating system, referrer URL, your Internet service provider and the date/time.

This data is not combined with personal data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of an illegal use.

By visiting this website, the user gives his conclusive consent to the short-term storage of the IP address of the terminal device in accordance with Art 6 para 1 lit a GDPR. This is necessary for the provision of the contents of the website. The user’s IP address is deleted after use of the website has ended.

We use the above data for statistical purposes only.

9. Self-Advertising

We will permanently store the data “Title, first and last name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number” for our own advertising purposes in accordance with § 107 paragraph 3 of the Telecommunications Act and Art 6 paragraph 1 lit f GDPR and use it for sending offers and information on our services and offers by post or e-mail. This also includes invitations to law firm events. You can object to the processing of your data for this purpose when it is collected or at any time thereafter by sending an e-mail to office@lawfirm.at.

10. User Questions

When contacting us (for example via the contact form on this website or by e-mail), the following information is stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise: Title, first and last name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number as well as data concerning the inquiry.

11. Cookies

This website uses “cookies” to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

A “cookie” is a small text file that we transmit via our web server to the browser’s cookie file on your computer’s hard drive. This enables our website to recognize you as a user when a connection is established between our web server and your browser. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our Internet pages. The content of the cookies we use is limited to an identification number that no longer allows any personal reference to the user. The main purpose of a cookie is to recognize the visitors of the website.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

  • Session cookies: These are temporary cookies that remain in your browser’s cookie file until you leave our website and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.
  • Persistent cookies: For better user-friendliness, cookies remain stored on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

12. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies which enable an analysis of the use of the website by the user.

The data generated by the cookie about the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. There is an adequacy decision by the European Commission regarding the transfer of personal data to the U.S.A.

Google will use the transmitted data on behalf of the operator to evaluate the use of the website by the user, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet.

Google may also transfer this data to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

We use IP anonymization as standard on this website. Google will shorten your IP address within the European Union or the European Economic Area before forwarding. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. In this case, however, the user may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. In addition, the user can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to the use of the website (including the IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Further information on the terms of use and data protection with regard to Google Analytics can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html

13. Unsere Kontaktdaten

The protection of your data is particularly important to us. You can contact us at any time for your questions or revocation using the contact details below.

Greiter Pegger Kofler & Partner
Law Firm
Maria-Theresien-Str. 24
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

T +43 512 571811
E office@lawfirm.at

 

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